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Practical Joint Control - Neutralizing a Grab from the Bottom - Cross Grab

By Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang and Master Wen-Ching Wu



Before you begin practicing with your partner, make sure that you have a mutually agreed upon signal to let each other know when the technique is working. Excessive pressure during practice can cause permanent damage to your partner. Usually a slap with the other hand on your body or on the floor, or simply saying stop, is a good signal to your partner to ease the pressure.

Neutralizing a Grab from the Bottom - Cross Grab

Step 1. Your partner grabs a hold of your right wrist with his right hand from the bottom Figure 5-14). Press your forearm down on his hand and push down, to neutralize the grab (Figure 5-15). Repeat 10 times, then grab your partner's wrist and let your partner practice this exercise.

Step 2. Your partner grabs a hold of your right wrist with his right hand from the bottom (Figure 5-16). Circle your right arm down counterclockwise to your right and press into his hand with your forearm, to neutralize the grab (Figure 5-17). Repeat 10 times then grab your partner's wrist and let your partner practice this exercise.

Neutralizing a Grab from the Bottom - Cross Grab

Step 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Instead of your partner grabbing your right wrist with his right hand, your partner grabs a hold of your left wrist with his left hand.